2017 season - A varied and exciting season is in store

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. To be directed by Dale Neill. The Globe continues to deliver on its policy of presenting at least one Shakespeare play each season with one of the most performed and loved of the comedies. February 23 to 4 March

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. To be directed by Louise Petherbridge. This scathing commentary on late 19th century morality, is still one of the most outspoken and confronting plays performed today. May 11 to May 20

Finding Murdoch by Margot McRae. To be directed by Andrew McKenzie. Although about the reclusive Allblack Keith Murdoch, the first player to be sent home from a tour, this drama is really about the questionable ethics of the media hell-bent on getting a story. June 29 to July 8

1917: One Short Year, One Great War by Keith Scott. To be directed by Keith Scott. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, October 12 1917, this new work takes us from the tranquillity of a day’s fishing on the banks of the Taieri to the blinding terror of the trenches – a journey that for some ends too soon while for others has no ending at all. October 5 to 14

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan. To be directed by Brian Beresford. Based on the famous film this criminally madcap caper is about a bunch of misfits posing as an amateur chamber orchestra, but in fact are planning a bank heist. Perfect silly season fare for all! December 7 to 16.

The very successful Children’s Theatre series Toybox, will continue in 2017 with shows in the April and July School Holidays.

In addition to the main productions the Globe will be presenting an official V-Day reading of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer between 16 and 18 February to be directed by Helen Fearnley. On 2I October the Globe will be commemorating its 50th anniversary connection with James K. Baxter with play readings and poetry. There will be a Winter Sunday Series of three rehearsed readings of short plays. The Globe will also be hosting the NZ Theatre Federation PlayFest in August.

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